MSDN Flash – Wednesday, 23 March, 2005

MSDN Flash Australia
You're Invited to MSDN Update 2005
Get Your Hands on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 at MSDN Update
Like to get a head start on Microsoft SQL Server 2005? Then register today for MSDN Update. Over one afternoon, Dr Neil will share tips from his new book, ‘eXtreme .NET’, that can help you increase the value of your software. Plus MVP and Lead Consultant for Readify, Greg Low, will show you how the enhancements in SQL Server 2005 can help you create more airtight applications. And popular speaker, Dave Glover, will overview SQL Server Integration Services SSIS and Report Builder – a great visual reporting tool. You’ll also receive the latest SQL Server 2005 Beta Resource Kit, including Web casts and hands-on lab images. MSDN Update is running in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane during April and May.

Places are complimentary but strictly limited, so be quick. Click here to register.

Introducing MSDN’s Latest Recruit

I’m David Lemphers, the newest edition to Frank’s tribe. I arrived on 2 March, weighing 86kgs, with a full head of hair. Well, OK, I’m allowed a certain amount of creative licence.

I’m Melbourne based and have spent most of my working life in and out of (consulting) institutions and ISVs. A reformed Microsoft Visual Basic developer turned recovering Microsoft .NET technology architect, I’ve recently turned to the faith, and become a Developer Evangelist.

My passions include Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), which I indulge with some of Australia’s best VSTS gurus, including the formidable Joe Sango. I’m also a fan of OSS technologies, and am constantly on the prowl for great stories of interop illustriousness, or the odd VSTS plug-in.

I also love blogging, and regularly spew forth (I mean post) new bits and pieces for open debate, so please drop by my blog and say g’day.

Anyhow, enough from me. I hope you enjoy this edition of MSDN Flash, and I look forward to meeting y’all soon.

Take care,

David Lemphers
Developer Evangelist

A Word From our Editor
Hi, everyone, Frank Arrigo here.

I couldn’t help but stick my nose into this edition, even though Dave is our guest Editor. I wanted to remind you the new MSDN Australia site is now up and running. We’re keen to hear from you as to whether this is an improvement on the previous version. And I also want to thank the folks who took the time to visit the old site following the previous edition of Flash, and letting me know there had been no improvement made.

Also don't forget to register for this year's MSDN Update. Many of our good friends will be there and it shouldn't be missed. Hurry places are limited, so register today.

‘Til next time, Happy Coding and see you at the Update!
Our Editor, Frank Arrigo
Frank Arrigo
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Faculty and Students
Looking for a job? As a student, are you interested in what Microsoft can offer you? The new Microsoft for Students Web site has just been launched and it’s pretty sweet. So if you want to get your career off to a great start, there’s a page which links you to exciting graduate and junior IT roles in the industry. Plus you’ll find a list of Microsoft .NET technology courses offered by your university. Exploring your opportunities is easy – just log on today.
Remember the days before Internet and e-mail? As recently as 1991, Microsoft formed the Microsoft Research Group, charged with exploring advanced technologies to help extend the reach of personal computing technology. With a long-term perspective, they created a basic research lab in a software company, which had never really been done before. They also decided to mould Microsoft Research on academic institutions, giving researchers the freedom to take on basic projects while applying the results to the real world through Microsoft products. If you want to learn what’s in store for the future, check out what these innovators are up to today.

Featured Articles
Discover how to generate more repeat and referral sales, and tackle the unique challenges facing businesses of all sizes at this must-attend event for ISVs. The session also gives you an excellent networking opportunity – and will be held in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth from April to May. So get ahead of the game and register now.
Make the most of the exciting new capabilities of SQL Server 2005 by attending the three SQL Server 2005 hands-on workshops: Database Infrastructure and Scalability, Business Intelligence, and Development. Register by 31 March and you'll enjoy early bird discounts. But hurry, as places are limited.

Your Future with Microsoft
Surrounded by number crunchers? If you work in financial services, it’s easy to keep up with the latest developer information that’s tailored to your needs. Simply subscribe to the US quarterly newsletter for the financial services developer community today.

Fresh from the Web
Keith Brown shows you how to tame your complex Access control lists, and gives you tips on editing user interfaces with ease. Learn how Keith builds an ACL Editor adapter in C++ with the option to use any Microsoft .NET technology language for programmatic ACL editing. And, as a bonus, you can download complimentary code so you can get your hands dirty straight away. Follow the link and take control today.
The latest release of Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 is now available, with even more security enhancements to offer your greater stability. Download now.

MSDN Flash Australia
Wednesday, 23 March, 2005
In this Issue:
Introducing MSDN’s Latest Recruit
A Word From our Editor
Faculty and Students
Featured Articles
Your Future with Microsoft
Fresh from the Web
Training and Events
Attend this key event.
Attend this year's key Developer event, the MSDN Update, 2005.

ISV Community Days
Held around Australia through April and May, click here to register.

Take the Know-it-all Charity Fund Raiser Challenge
Test your knowledge, and raise money for a worthy cause.

Online Assessments for Visual Studio .NET
See how much you know with these complimentary assessments.

Register for the Imagine Cup 2005
Hurry, registration for some categories close 1 April 2005.

TechNet Special Interest Groups
Run in most capital cities throughout Australia.

MSDN User Groups
Share your ideas with our nationwide user groups.

MSDN Code Camp
ANZAC Day long weekend (23-24 April).

Visit the MSDN Web Site for More Information on Training and Events
Service Packs
Secure your system with the latest fixes and product enhancements.
Featured MSDN Downloads
Service Pack 3 for Web Services Enhancements 2.0 Released
Download: Microsoft Office Word 2003 XML Software Development Kit (SDK)
Microsoft Project 2003 Software Development Kit (SDK)
Solution Starter: Microsoft Project Server 2003 to ERP Connector
Featured MSDN Code Samples
Microsoft CRM: Exporting Custom Reports to Microsoft Office Excel
Web Services Security Interoperability Using Web Services Enhancement 2.0 and Systinet Server 5.0 for Java
New DataSet Features in Visual Studio 2005
Extend the Common Dialogue Boxes Using Windows Forms 1.x
Developer Communities
Visit one today and collaborate with colleagues.
Technical Support
Visit an MSDN Managed Newsgroup.
Security for Developers
Microsoft Security Summit 2005, resources now available.
Visit the MSDN Security Developer Centre
The Security Risk Management Guide
Privacy Information for Developers
Building and Configuring More Secure Web Sites
Latest Developer Downloads
Windows CE .NET 4.2 Platform Builder Update 050315_KB895329
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 Obsolete APIs
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SDK Beta 1 x86
Microsoft ASP.NET Using Microsoft Visual C# .NET
Exploring ASP.NET 2.0 Using Visual C# 2005
Developing Applications in Visual C# .NET
Paul Sheriff on Architecture
Microsoft CRM 1.2 Logical Database Diagram
Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Update 050311_KB838760
Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Update 050311_KB893291
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